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Historically, human physiology is commonly presented in an academic manner. Because of this emphasis, some individuals may find it difficult to grasp the concepts associated with human physiology. Due to its complexity, some EMS practitioners may believe it is easier to avoid or skim over these concepts. This series will attempt to simplify human physiology from the cellular perspective. We will also emphasize why cellular physiology is relevant to the typical EMS provider.

Test your knowledge on how the schoolhouse theory applies to the cellular physiology of magnesium
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of sodium, potassium and calcium cellular action potentials
Learning how sodium, potassium and calcium interact will help EMS providers understand the effects on patient physiology and pharmacology